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Everton foiled in Olmo bid

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Everton and Bayern Munich were reportedly the highest bidders for Spanish winger Dani Olmo but couldn't persuade Dinamo Zagreb to part with him this month.

Sportske Novosti claim that both the Blues and the Bundesliga giants offered €28m while Manchester United tried with a bid of €25m, all of which were knocked back.

Original Source: Sportske Novosti @swearimnotpaul  

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Derek Knox
1 Posted 10/08/2019 at 22:25:20
I heard about this story too, but I thought it may have just been 'pie in the sky' Transfer Rumour. So apparently there was some substance to it.

At least it proves M Brands is actively seeking new blood, which on today's showing is much needed.

Jon Ferguson
2 Posted 11/08/2019 at 13:57:09
I thought he played through the middle rather than being a winger?
Mike Gaynes
3 Posted 11/08/2019 at 14:50:22
So we Olmo got him?

He helped Spain win the U-21 Euro title... has declined a new contract at Dinamo Zagreb. But this report says he wants CL football, which raises the question of whether we actually had a chance at him:

Hugh Jenkins
4 Posted 11/08/2019 at 15:46:43
Mike (3) - the cynic in me says that they all want CL football until someone offers them a bigger wedge at which time they "See the ambition" of the club they are joining and come onboard to help them achieve their (the club's) goal - of getting into the CL - LOL.
Sam Hoare
5 Posted 11/08/2019 at 15:50:56
I think this bid and the Doucore bid indicates that Silva may not see Sigurdsson as an integral part of Evertons longer term future to my eyes.

Dani Olmo like Doucore (and Siggy) does his best work in central attacking areas.

David Pearl
6 Posted 11/08/2019 at 16:00:46
Doucoure had 3 goal and 1 assist last year Sam. Silva wants pace and power in the centre l think. Amd surely as all can see we do need better forwards that score. However a lot has to do with Silva wasting our players out in wider positions.
Trevor Peers
7 Posted 11/08/2019 at 16:19:09
Sam@5, when you look at the stats, assists, goals, passes completeted, for these guys who you think are better suited to Silva' s plans they don't compare to Sigurdsson's. I doubt either of them would replace him just yet or we would be any better off if they did.

If Sigurdsson is to be replaced it will have to be someone much much better. Would a player that good come to the blues ?

Mike Gaynes
8 Posted 11/08/2019 at 17:03:33
Hugh #4, you're right of course, but in this case he would apparently have had three very similar offers to choose from. Hard to see him picking us over the giants if the coin was the same.

Of course Dinamo made it academic by rejecting everybody.

Clarence Yurcan
9 Posted 12/08/2019 at 14:02:57
The lie of players saying they left a club because "want Champions League football" was truly put to bed when Kante said the same thing, then left Leicester the summer right after they won the league title for Chelsea, who were playing in the Europa League the following season!! It's always about the money.
Sam Hoare
10 Posted 12/08/2019 at 17:06:47
Trevor, I'm not saying they are good enough, yet. But if either played in our team then it would likely be Sigurdsson's position under threat; possibly in switching to a 4-3-3.
Brian Porter
11 Posted 17/08/2019 at 09:37:16
All this wanting Champions League football really gets on my nerves. We now see and hear players of 19, 20 years old with maybe one good season behind them in Serie A, the Bundesliga and so on, spouting this rubbish. They need to get real. Do they really expect to walk straight into the starting eleven at teams like Barca, Real Madrid, Juve etc?

Yeah, go sign for Bayern Munich and spend a year or three on the bench while other young players of similar backgrounds and abilities take a chance on joining a team with ambition, and gaining important experience and raising their profile, e.g. Moise Kean.

Then some get their wish e.g. Romelu Lukaku (couldn't resist the example), who go from being a big fish in a smaller pond (relatively speaking), to being a lesser light at a Champions League club, and well, we all know what's happened there.

Loyalty and abiding by a contract seem to be sadly overlooked by the more greedy among those young players who, perhaps pushed into believing the hype said agents whip up around them that they either get the move they've pushed for (and in all probability, struggle to make the big time), or end up pricing themselves out of what might be a great move, career wise, to a club with ambition and the chance of Champions League football a year or two down the road.

But of course, like the character Veruca Salt in the Willy Wonka movies, their attitude is, "I want it now," and as we've seen, getting it isn't always the Holy Grail they think it is.

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